PPP leader calls for JIT to investigate release of Raymond Davis

By: News Desk      Published: 11:23 PM, 24 Jul, 2020
PPP leader calls for JIT to investigate release of Raymond Davis
Blackwater operative Raymond Davis, who killed three people in Pakistan.–File photo

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders have alleged that worst kind of political engineering was done in the country and pygmies were elected to power in the July 25, 2018, general elections.

PPP Information Secretary Dr Nafisa Shah and Deputy Secretary Palwasha Khan said this while addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Friday. Nazir Dhoki, chief media coordinator to the PPP chairman, was also present on the occasion.

They said that PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in his first speech in the assembly had called Prime Minister Imran Khan 'selected'. “The selected had come to power with a 100-day programme, but they are only taking U-turns and doing nothing else even after a lapse of 700 days. The Presidency is issuing illegal ordinances and notifications. Osama Bin Laden is being called a martyr. When the PTI is asked questions in this regard, Taliban commander Ehsanullah Ehsan threatens the PPP leadership,” said one of the PPP leaders.

The PPP leaders said that on the one hand wife of Justice Qazi Faez Isa was asked to appear before FBR officials and on the other Zulfi Bukhari says he is sorry because he could not file his tax returns. How Zulfi Bukhari is signing contracts in Dubai, they asked. The government is introducing an ordinance to protect Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian Navy commander who has been orchestrating terrorist attacks inside Pakistan on behalf of the Indian intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).

They said that NAB is busy in political engineering and even the judiciary has mentioned political engineering in its verdict. NAB is arresting opposition politicians whereas the government members are free to roam about.

“Jahangir Tareen has fled the country and his name was not put on the ECL. The PTI had claimed a lot but is doing nothing to give any relief to people. Prices of oil, sugar and flour have been increased and tariffs of electricity and gas have gone up. The government has left the agriculture of the country at the mercy of locust,” the PPP leader said.

The PPP leaders said their party wanted a new law for accountability with consensus that should promote across-the-board accountability and not political victimisation. They said the PPP chairman was trying to hold the APC, but unfortunately Shahbaz Sharif's health deteriorated.

Palwasha Khan said that three main ministries have been handed over to imported people. “These imported people are laying off poor people of Pakistan. Zulfi Bukhari is illegally signing contracts in Dubai. Who has authorised him to sign these contracts? The ministry of water has been given to an American citizen. Adviser on finance Abdul Hafeez Sheikh is a partner in a company named New Silk, which is an Indian company. The owner of Abraj Group is Prime Minister Imran Khan's close friend and his financier,” she said.

Palwasha asked to form a JIT on the issue of Raymond Davis so that people know who facilitated his escape. The NAB-Niazi nexus has been exposed, she said. She demanded release of people in NAB's custody.